airline travel advisories

Updated list of airline travel alerts


Winter Storm Grayson, packing snow, wind, flood and blizzard conditions, is descending on the east coast of the United States and wreaking havoc with travel plans in the air and on the ground.

Some airports in the south closed on Wednesday and airlines are proactively canceling flights and offering refunds and change fee waivers to passengers in dozens of cities.

Here’s an updated list of links to airline travel alerts and change fee offers:

Alaska Airlines is offering refunds and waiving change fees on flights booked for January 4 and 5 for travel to or from: Boston (BOS), New York JFK and LGA, Newark (EWR), and Philadelphia. There are also restrictions on unaccompanied minors and pets in the cabin and baggage.

American Airlines has a travel alert for travel on January 4 and 5 to or from about 14 cities in the northeast and for January 3 and 4 for about the same number of cities in the southeast.

Della Air Lines has travel alert info posted for the southeast, mid-Atlantic and northeast regions for a long list of cities. Refunds are offered for canceled flight or those delayed 90 minutes or more and change fees are waived.

Frontier Airlines has a travel alert posted for flights through January 4 to or from: New York LaGuardia (LGA), New York Islip, (ISP), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Trenton, NJ (TTN) and Providence, RI (PVD)

Hawaiian Airlines has issued a travel alert for flights to/from New York JFK for travel scheduled January 4 and 5.

JetBlue’s  travel alert covers more than a dozen cities in the northeast for travel through January 4.

Southwest Airlines has travel alerts posts for two sets of northeast cities for January 4 and 5.

Spirit Airlines has a travel alert covering flight in the southest and the northeast through January 5

The travel alet for United Airlines covers flight in the southeast, mid-atlantic and northeast.

And here is a link to the travel alert and flight cancelation notice posted for Virgin America.

As always, check with your airline as the time of your flight gets closer. And be safe!!


Airilne travel waivers/advisories for Hurricane Arthur

(Photo courtesy Keene Public Library, via Flickr)

(Photo courtesy Keene Public Library, via Flickr)

Here are links to some of the airline travel waivers/advisories posted for Hurricane Arthur as of Friday morning, July 4th.

As always – if you have travel plans, check directly with your airline for updates.

American Airlines

Delta Air Lines


Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

US Airways

Virgin America

More storms, more airline travel advisories


Here’s the latest list of airline travel advisories and change fee waivers as of late Tuesday evening, February 11.

Alaska Airlines has posted an Atlanta Weather Advisory.

American Airlines: Find details here for travel advisories covering flights in the northeast and the southeast to, through or from a long list of cities.

Delta Air Lines: see details here for a northeast travel advisory to, through or from a long list of cities.

Frontier Airlines has posted an East Coast Winter Storm Advisory.

Here’s a link to Jet Blue’s Winter Storm Pax notice.

Southwest Airlines has posted a Winter Weather advisory for a long list of cities here.

Spirit Airlines has a Weather Buster Policy posted (that wasn’t loading for me Tuesday night…)

United Airlines has travel advisories posted for several sections of the country.

US Airways: Here’s a link to the airline’s Winter Storm Pax Advisory.

Here’s a link to Virgin America’s travel advisory. (You may need to scroll down a bit)

As always, be sure to check with your airline before heading to the airport.

“Polar vortex” triggers travel advisories & airline fee waivers

Pittsburgh Airport clearing snow

Here’s a rundown of the current airline fee waivers and travels advisories posted as of Sunday evening, January 5, 2014, for the latest round of snowstorms, including Ion, and for the icy weather in the Midwest that’s been described as “polar vortex.” If you’ve got a flight planned be sure to check with your airline – and your airport – for information that may be updated and revised on Monday morning.

American Airlines: Travel advisory for travel scheduled January 5-6 for travel to, through or from a long list of airports. Details here.

Delta Air Lines: Advisory for travel scheduled January 5-6 to, through or from a long list of airports. Details here.

Frontier Airlines: Advisory noted for travel to or from Bloomington, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Denver.  Details here.

Jet Blue: Advisory posted on January 5 regarding “operational recovery” from last week’s storms, a Northeast fee waiver and a Chicago fee waiver. More details here.

Southwest Airlines: Advisory listed for Chicago Midway  and a long list of other cities. More details here.

SpiritAirlines. Advisory covers Detroit and Niagara Falls, NY. Details here.

US Airways: Travel advisory for January 5-6 includes Toronto, Canada (Pearson Int’l Airport); Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Akron, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; and Erie, PA. Details here.

United Airlines: Travel advisory is for flights in a long list of cities through January 8. Details here.

Storm watch: airlines waiving change fees

Thanksgiving travel plans are going haywire as a terrible winter storm makes it way east.




Several airlines are offering to waive change fees for passengers with flights scheduled to or from cities in the path of the storm over the next few days.

As of Tuesday evening,  these airlines had travel advisories posted on their sites:

Alaska Airlines

“Due to forecasted snow and ice storms on the east coast, Alaska Airlines is offering a travel waiver for customers traveling on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, to/from Boston, Newark, Philadelphia, or Washington, D.C. airports.”

Details here.

American Airlines

A Travel Advisory for the northeast is in effect for November 27 for flights to, from and through: Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, New York/New Jersey (JFK, LGA, EWR), Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. (DCA/IAD) and Westchester/White Plains.

Delta Air Lines

Delta is reminding travelers that “if your flight is canceled or significantly delayed, you are entitled to a refund.”

The airline is also allowing passengers to make a make a one-time, no-fee change to their tickets if travel includes flights to, from, or through a dozen cities on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights on November 27.  See the list of cities included in the advisory here.


JetBlue now has a travel advisory posted for the the Northeast for customers planning to travel on November 27.

Details here.

Spirit Airlines has posted a ‘weather buster policy’ for flights between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Niagara Falls, NY.


United Airlines has a chart full of cities affected by weather – and change fee waivers as well. See the list here.

US Airways

For flights scheduled to, from or through a long list of east coast cities on November 26 and 27, US Airways has relaxed it change fee policies. See the list of cities included here.

I’ll update this list as/if other airlines post travel advisories, but be sure to check with your airline before heading to the airport for your flight. And even if your flight isn’t showing canceled, be prepared for that possibility: pack snacks, things to keep yourself occupied, a change of clothing, your patience and good humor…. just in case.

And Virgin America now has an east coast travel advisory posted as well for November 26 and 27. Details here.

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